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Business School graduates 375
STANFORD -- Exactly 375 graduates, one toddler, and a golden retriever wearing a Great Dane-sized bow tie took part in the commencement ceremony at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business June 13.
At the end of the program, all but the last two were welcomed into the 19,000-strong Business School Alumni Association by its president, Lee Callaway, MS '77.
At the Sunday afternoon ceremony, the school presented six doctorates and 323 MBA degrees, including two JD/MBAs awarded jointly with the Stanford Law School. Another 46 master of science degrees were presented to graduates of the yearlong Sloan program for mid-level managers.
Those who placed academically in the top 10 percent of the MBA class were designated Arjay Miller Scholars, honoring former dean Miller, who presented the awards.
In keeping with tradition, names were read at the ceremony in alphabetical order; only the top scholar was identified. He was Peter B. K. Ong of Singapore, a 1984 graduate in economics of the University of Adelaide, Australia. As Henry Ford II Scholar, Ong will receive a cash prize of $5,000.
Steve Derby, a 1982 graduate in chemical engineering from the University of New Hampshire, was selected by finance faculty for the Alexander A. Robichek Student Achievement Award in Finance.
Cheryl A. Cole, a 1986 Princeton economics graduate, was chosen by Business School classmates for the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award. The Arbuckle award, named for a former dean of the Business School, is given to the student who contributed most to the fulfillment of the goals of the school.
Cole was an especially active member of the Public Management Program and was co-coordinator of the Stanford Management Internship Fund, which raises money to support first- year Business School students who take low-paying public sector summer internships. She also was a tutor in the Business School's "I Have a Dream" program. Taking her activism nationwide, Cole founded and co-chaired the Alliance of Business Schools for Public Service.
"It is clear that you have touched many people," said Susan Arbuckle, daughter of the late dean, in presenting the Arbuckle Award to Cole.
Cole also was one of 47 MBA graduates to qualify for the certificate in public management, successfully completing a program intended to prepare students for service in the public sector at some time in their careers.
Arjay Miller Scholars and their undergraduate institutions are:
J. Pablo Amor, Oklahoma State University, '76
Thomas K. Barton, Stanford, '86
Michael S. Beck, Harvard, '88
Kathryn M. Bojack, University of Michigan, '89
Nicolas Borges, Duesto University (Spain), '89
Michael K. Cation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, '84
Alexander H. Choi, Amherst College, '87
Catriona A. (Alison) Deans, Cambridge University, '89
Steven P. Derby, University of New Hampshire, '82
Mona El Nagger, University of Chicago, '89
Thomas J. Farrell, Cambridge University, '84
Paul D. Gardiner, University College, Dublin, '87
Douglas A. Gentile, Duke University, '77
Matthew N. Glickman, Amherst College, '87
Kimberly L. Graf, University of Michigan, '84
Kevin V. Grimes, Brown University, '79
Gregory W. Hughes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, '84
Thomas P. King, Cambridge University, '88
Alkis L. Loizides, Harvard '88
Constantin E. Megiris, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece), '81
Jill A. Mullan, Cornell University, '86
Peter B. Ong, University of Adelaide, (Australia), '84
Stephen W. Pollock, Harvard, '85
Stefan G. Preston, University of Auckland (N.Z.), '84
Ruben A. Rodriguez, Princeton, '85
Andrew L. Scharf, Yale, '87
James E. Sidorchuk, Trinity College, University of Toronto, '84
Daniel C. Steere, Harvard, '87
Eric H. Sussman, University of California-Los Angeles, '87
Clark H. Warner, Harvard, '85
Larry G. Wash, Wayne State University, '84
Robert L. Wiebe, University of Missouri, '77
Julie B. Wilgoren, Wesleyan University, '88
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